The New Brunswick Small Business HR CONNEXION


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1. Hiring Policy and Procedure

No specific links for this topic for now.BUT these links to government programs could help you find the right workers.

New Brunswick Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

Employment Development Programs

The purpose of Employment Assistance Services is to provide access to employment-related services to individuals experiencing barriers.
An Employment Counsellor will help individuals search for permanent employment, starting with an employment action plan. Based on interests, skills and hopes for the future, the Employment Counsellor will help define career goals and assist in making a plan to achieve them.
The Workforce Expansion Self-Employment Benefit Program helps unemployed individuals create a job for themselves by starting a new business.
The Employer Wage Subsidy program builds employer/employee relationships that promote the development of the unemployed to gain skills that ultimately result in long-term sustainable full-time employment. This program also aims at encouraging the hiring of individuals from select groups.
The Work Ability Program provides work experience opportunities to unemployed individuals who require a job placement to overcome a barrier as identified through their employment action plan.
The Training and Skills Development (TSD) program has been introduced in an effort to ensure that case- managed individuals, whose employment action plan identifies skill development as being necessary, have access to funding to assist them in achieving their goal.
The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour has collaborated with business, industry, community and labour organizations to introduce Workplace Essential Skills (WES) training to employed individuals and job-seekers throughout the province. This training maximizes the skills and resources of New Brunswickers to ensure the competitive edge, innovation and efficiency needs to lead business into a prosperous future. Training is customized to respond to the specific needs of the work environment and the current or future needs of employees. Newly-learned skills can be applied immediately with visible results. On-site training is customized to identify labour-force gaps and assist with workforce recruitment, retention and adaption. WES provides the foundational skills necessary for everyone in today’s workplace and everyday life. There are nine essential skills: Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication, Document Use, Computer Use, Thinking Skills, Continuous Learning, Working with Others
Training and Employment Support Services assists individuals with permanent or long-term disabilities to gain access to training and employment opportunities.
The Adjustment Services component of the Employment Services Program is a measure used by the Department to encourage, support, and facilitate human resource management and labour force adjustments.

Recruiting Employees

How to analyze and write job descriptions, interview job applicants, and more …

Link to the Population Growth portal, where information is provided on hiring newcomers to New
A guide for employers looking to hire temporary foreign workers

New Brunswick Employer Support Service

New Brunswick Employers are quickly realizing that employees with disabilities are among the most reliable and capable in today’s marketplace.
Discover the ABILITY and talent that is available in this untapped workforce.

  • Why Should You Hire Women Workers?
  • Workplace diversity is good for business.
  • How to Recruit & Retain Women Workers
  • When and Where to Start?

The NextGenNB project’s mandate is to share youth friendly best practices and strategies to New Brunswick employers in order to attract and retain youth within their organizations.

An Employer Guide, which lists best practices and strategies for youth-friendly workplaces.


This roadmap is a guide for employers in small to medium-sized enterprises interested in hiring ITWs for their organizations.
In the roadmap, you’ll find:
  • Different routes you can take to hire and retain ITWs
  • Helpful tips on issues you may encounter on the way
  • Answers to questions you may have
  • Practical tools you can use at each step
  • Resources to help you on the journey